neu·​ro·​im·​ag·​ing ˌn(y)u̇r-ō-ˈi-mə-jiŋ How to pronounce neuroimaging (audio)
: a clinical specialty concerned with producing images of the brain by noninvasive techniques (such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging)
also : imaging of the brain by these techniques

Examples of neuroimaging in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To confirm their findings, the researchers conducted a second experiment using neuroimaging to get a closer look at brain activity across the menstrual cycle. Jocelyn Solis-Moreira, Scientific American, 21 Sep. 2023 His academic research is focused on biomedical optics and building optical tools for functional neuroimaging in the eye. cleveland, 8 Sep. 2023 But there are other tools for assessing FTD, including neurological and psychiatric evaluations, neuroimaging, genetic screening and analysis of a person’s medical history. Diana Kwon, Scientific American, 9 Mar. 2023 Scanning the horizon: towards transparent and reproducible neuroimaging research. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 11 Jan. 2017 Severe mistakes in the analyses of the neuropsychological and neuroimaging data were evident. Mitchell J. Valdés-Sosa, Scientific American, 6 Mar. 2023 The scans came from the public Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange (ABIDE) database, a data sharing initiative which pools scans from 18 different neuroimaging centers. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 25 Oct. 2014 Several neuroimaging studies have found alterations in the gray matter of chronic pain patients, including loss of volume in the hippocampus (which may explain memory impairment) and the prefrontal cortex (which may underlie deficits in pain regulation and cognitive function). Jena Pincott, Scientific American, 1 June 2018 The stock villain of neuroimaging, head movement, did not seem to be responsible. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 3 Feb. 2014 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of neuroimaging was in 1981

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“Neuroimaging.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


neu·​ro·​im·​ag·​ing ˌn(y)u̇r-ō-ˈim-ə-jiŋ How to pronounce neuroimaging (audio)
: a clinical specialty concerned with producing images of the brain by noninvasive techniques (as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron-emission tomography)
also : imaging of the brain by these techniques
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